Cost of living in Vietnam

In general, prices in Vietnam are relatively low compared to the average level of the world.

On average, a month of travel in Vietnam spends about 500 – 800 USD. 

In the destinations and food categories, we have listed prices in detail; you should consult to plan your trip.

 

Reference prices

 

Current exchange rate: 1 US dollar (USD) ≈ 23 500 (VND) (2019)

FARE

Train (Hanoi – Saigon) 1.200.000 VND

Airline (Hanoi – Saigon) 2.000.000 VND

Taxi: 15.000/km

Gas: 20.000/liter

Rent Motorcycles: 100.000 – 300.000 VND/day

SERVICE

SIM: 100.000 VND

4G Internet: 90.000 VND/month

Medicines for stomachache, headache: 15.000 – 20.000/dose.  

FOOD

  • Banh Mi (bread): 10.000 – 20.000/loaf
  • Pho: 25.000 – 50.000/bowl
  • Bun bo Hue ( Hue beef noodles): 25.000 – 50.000/bowl
  • Banh Xeo: 15.000 – 30.000/unit (for Mekong Delta Banh Xeo). 5.000 – 8.000/unit (for Central Vietnam Banh Xeo).  
  • Goi Cuon (spring rolls):5.000 – 10.000/unit
  • Banh Cuon (rolled cake)15.000 – 30.000/plate
  • Lau (Hotpot) : 90.000 – 250.000/pot
  • Mi Quang (Quang noodles): 15.000 – 30.000/bowl
  • Hu Tieu (noodles): 15.000 – 45.000/bowl
  • Com Tam (broken rice): 20.000-45.000/bowl
  • Che (sweet soup): 6.000 – 15.000/glass
  • Banh Trang Tron (mixed rice paper): 10.000 – 20.000/bag

DRINK

  • Bottled water (500 ml): 5,000 – 8,000/bottle
  • Bottled water (1,5l): 10.000 – 15.000/bottle
  • Ca Phe Da (iced coffee)10.000 – 30.000/ glass
  • Ca Phe Sua Da (iced milk coffee): 12.000 – 35.000/glass
  • Tra Sua (milk tea): 15.000 – 50.000/glass
  • Sinh To (smoothie): 20.000 – 40.000/glass
  • Nuoc Trai Cay (fruit juice): 20.000 – 40.000/glass
  • Coca Cola, Pepsi: 10.000 – 20.000 (retail and peddle)
  • Saigon beer: 15.000 –  20.000 /can
  • Nuoc Mia (sugar-cane juice): 5.000 – 7.000/glass

NECESSARIES

  • Shorts: 50.000 – 200.000
  • Jeans: 150.000 – 400.000
  • T-shirt: 50.000 – 200.000
  • Shirt: 150.000 – 400.000
  • Slippers: 20.000 – 60.000

 

TIPS

Always ask the price before buying.

You can refer to more detailed prices at Destinations and Eat & Drink columns.

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